Srinagar: Seven policemen including a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) were injured and a wireless equipment was damaged after a vehicle they were travelling in turned turtle in Keran area along the Line of Control in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday late evening, police said today.
A police officer concerned told GNS that the vehicle (Sumo-7831) driven by SgCt Majid Hussain (597/IRP) skidded off the road in Keran last evening. “In the mishap all the seven policemen boarding the vehicle received injuries”.
The officers were on Panchayat election duties when the mishap took place.
A wireless equipment which was in the vehicle also got damaged, the officer said.
He identified the injured cops as DySP Bodh Raj of IR-4th Bn, SgCt Raten Lal (439/IRP-4th), SgCt Majid Hussain (597/IRP-4th), SgCt. Irshad Ahmad, a telecom operator (2863/PW), Constable Sanjay (406/IRP-4th), constable Ramesh (789/IRP-4th) and constable Khursheed Ahmad (1173/KP).
All the injured were taken to nearby army hospital for treatment where from DySP Bodh Raj referred to SMHS in serious conditions.
A case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigations taken up, he added.
Meanwhile, Bodh Raj Dy.SP was airlifted to AIIMS Delhi this afternoon. The Director General of Police Dilbag Singh, IGP Kashmir S.P. Pani saw him off at airport along with his family for AIIMS, New Delhi, a police spokesman said.
The officers were on Panchayat election duties. They were immediately shifted to the nearest Army hospital wherefrom by the efforts of Corps Commander A.K. Bhatt and IGP Kashmir S.P. Pani the injured DySP along with two other personnel was airlifted to 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar where he was stabilized, he said.
The seriously injured officer along with his family was airlifted to AIIMS Delhi through an air ambulance arranged by the department today, he said.
Special instructions have been given by the DGP J&K to the J&K Police officers at New Delhi to take care of the said officer and provide all assistance. He has wished him speedy recovery, he said. (GNS)